Philip R Buttall

Music teacher

Based in
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Philip R Buttall | Music teacher

Rates: Current EPTA / ISM recommended rates


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I teach in my private studio, on a Steinway Concert Grand (Model M). The majority of students wish to be prepared for exams, but some play for pleasure, so exam work isn't compulsory. I am also a successful composer/arranger, and music writer (Classical Music Writer & Critic for The Herald [Plymouth]). I was a secondary school Head of Music for 25 years before taking early retirement, and have worked as an Examiner and Syllabus Advisor for Trinity Guildhall.

Qualifications:
BMus (Hons) GRSM FMusTCL (Musical Research)
FTCL FLCM FVCM (Hons) FNCM (Piano Performing)
LRAM LGSM ATCL (Piano Performing)
ARCM (Piano Teaching) [including the Special Harmony Paper]
ALCM (Jazz Piano Performing)
LTCL (General Musicianship for Teachers)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

I also hold the Teachers' Certificate from the Society of Recorder Players. The recorder was one of my second-studies at the Royal College of Music, but I currently do not offer tuition on the instrument.

I also have a Diploma in Professional Freelance Journalism from the British College of Journalists.

Experience

Over 10 years' experience as a Music Writer / Critic

Classical Music Writer & Critic for The Herald (Plymouth)

Dates: 
Jan 1996

Over 25 years' experience as a school Head of Music

Comprehensive schools in Devon & Cornwall

Dates: 
Sep 1971 - Jul 1997

Over 35 years' experience in successfully entering students for ABRSM / Trinity Guildhall Exams

All grades & diplomas
Classical Piano, Jazz Piano & Music Theory

Dates: 
Sep 1970

Educational history

Diploma in Professional Freelance Journalism

Dates: 
January, 2010
Institution: 
British College of Journalism

Certificate of Professional Development

Dates: 
April, 1993
Institution: 
Royal Society of Arts / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Schoolteacher placement

Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours

Dates: 
September, 1976 - September, 1979
Institution: 
University of Durham (External)
BMus (Hons) (Dunelm)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Dates: 
October, 1970 - July, 1971
Institution: 
University of Exeter, Institute of Education
PGCE (Exon) Practical: Distinction Theory: Credit

Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music

Dates: 
September, 1967 - July, 1970
Institution: 
Royal College of Music
Three-year degree course equivalent. Passed with Distinction in the Written Papers. Third-year prize-winner: Raymond Ffenell Prize GRSM (London)

Music Tripos

Dates: 
October, 1966 - June, 1967
Institution: 
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
First year of undergraduate course - transferred to Royal College of Music

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

Lessons can be 30/45/60 minutes weekly, fortnightly, three-weekly, or occasional, depending on individual requirements and, of course, my availability. The one-off missed lesson will normally not be charged for, given sufficient prior notice. Lessons are usually paid for individually, rather than per term.


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